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Year 2 Revision: Reading and Writing - Level 3

In this worksheet, students revise the Year 2 reading and writing objectives. The questions are more challenging than in Revision Worksheets 1 and 2, so it is recommended that students complete those before attempting this one.

'Year 2 Revision: Reading and Writing - Level 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Revision

Curriculum subtopic:   Year 2 Revision

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 

In Year 2 you will have learnt a lot of new things in your English and Literacy lessons.

 

This worksheet goes over some of the reading and writing objectives so you can see what you know and what you still need to practise. The questions are harder than in the first two revision worksheets, so it is a good idea to try those first.

When we read longer words we need to make sure that we read the whole word carefully, rather than just reading the beginning and guessing the rest of the word.

 

Read the words in the list and choose the correct one to complete the sentence.

 

If you are __________ it means that you arrive somewhere at the right time.

puncture

punctuate

punctual

Sometimes the same group of letters can make different sounds, which can make reading very challenging. Look at the list of words below. They all contain the letters ough, but the letters make a different sound in each word.

 

cough

enough

ought

through

though

 

Which of the words in the list rhymes with slow?

cough

enough

ought

through

though

When we read it usually helps to sound words out, but some words don't follow the rules and we just have to learn them.

The words in the list below can't be sounded out in the usual way. Read them carefully and then choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

people

beautiful

improve

whole

break

Column A

Column B

Jake ate a __________ bar of chocolate and then fe...
beautiful
A lot of __________ are interested in football.
improve
What a __________ picture that is!
people
Mind you don't __________ that glass!
whole
Adil is working very hard to __________ his readin...
break

The next three questions are about the fable of the lion and the mouse. A fable is a short story that has a moral, or a lesson to be learnt. The characters in fables are usually talking animals.

 

Read the story carefully and make sure you understand it before you answer the questions.

 

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The lion and the mouse

 

 

A mighty lion was asleep one day with his huge head resting on his paws. Suddenly he was awoken by a little mouse who had accidentally run across his tail.

The lion reached out with his paw and caught the mouse.

"Oh!" squeaked the mouse. "I'm terribly sorry! Please let me go! If you spare my life now I promise I will repay you one day!"

The lion simply laughed at the mouse.

"What would you ever be able to do for me?" he mocked. But he wasn't very hungry that day, so he decided to let the mouse go after all. The mouse scurried away gratefully and the lion forgot all about the incident.

One day, some months later, the lion became trapped in a hunter's net and couldn't free himself. He roared and struggled, but to no avail. The little mouse heard him roaring and came to see what was going on. Immediately he started to nibble away at the net and eventually made a hole big enough for the lion to escape through.

"You see!" said the mouse triumphantly. "I said I would repay you one day!"

 

***************

 

 

Now you have read the story, what do you think is its moral, or lesson? There are two possible answers, so tick two boxes.

Small animals should always be afraid of big ones.

One kindness deserves another.

Lions are very cruel.

Even strong people sometimes need help from weak people.

The story of the lion and the mouse has some old-fashioned words in it that you may not have come across before, but you can work out what they mean by thinking about the rest of the sentence and how it fits into the story. Look at the following passage again.

 

***************

One day, some months later, the lion became trapped in a hunter's net and couldn't free himself. He roared and struggled, but to no avail. The little mouse heard him roaring and came to see what was going on. Immediately he started to nibble away at the net and eventually made a hole big enough for the lion to escape through.

 

***************

 

 

What do you think 'to no avail' means?

he hurt himself

it was no use

nobody heard

Class 2 have been discussing the story of the lion and the mouse. Their teacher has asked them whether they think the mouse was brave or foolish to try to free the lion from net.

 

 

Jayden said the mouse was foolish because the lion could have eaten him.

Josh said that the mouse was brave because he knew that he owed the lion a favour but there was a risk that the lion would eat him.

 

Who is right?

Jayden is right.

Josh is right.

They could both be right.

Non-fiction books have particular features that make them different from fiction books. Read the following page from a book about cars. Which of the features in the list does it have? Tick four boxes.

 

 

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Cars

The first petrol-powered car was invented in 1886 by a German called Karl Benz.

In the early days, travelling by car was dangerous, and there were many accidents.

                     A car from the 1920s

 

Over the years, features have been added to cars, making them stronger and safer. From 1983 people had to wear safety belts in the front seats of cars, and it became compulsory for people in the back seats to wear safety belts in 1991. Babies and small children have to use special seats.

                    A child's car seat

 

Cars are very popular but they have disadvantages as well as advantages.

 

Good points

Bad points

Cars allow people to go where they want to.

Pollution from cars is bad for the environment.

Cars are good for people who can't walk very well.

Cars can cause accidents and hurt people.

Cars keep people warm and dry when they are travelling.

If people use cars instead of walking they can become unfit and overweight.

 

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title

numbered list

photograph

caption

bullet points

table

When we read information books we often come across words we don't know, just like when we read stories. To work out the meaning of the new word, think about the whole sentence and see what makes sense.

 

Look again at the following paragraph from the book about cars.

 

***************

Over the years, features have been added to cars, making them stronger and safer. From 1983 people had to wear safety belts in the front seats of cars, and it became compulsory for people in the back seats to wear safety belts in 1991. Babies and small children have to use special seats.

 

***************

 

 

What do you think the word compulsory means?

something that is difficult to do

something that you don't want to do

something that you have to do

Look at the text again and match up the questions with the correct answers. As the answers are all dates, look for numbers in the text.

 

 

***************

Cars

The first petrol-powered car was invented in 1886 by a German called Karl Benz.

In the early days, travelling by car was dangerous, and there were many accidents.

                     A car from the 1920s

 

Over the years, features have been added to cars, making them stronger and safer. From 1983 people had to wear safety belts in the front seats of cars, and it became compulsory for people in the back seats to wear safety belts in 1991. Babies and small children have to use special seats.

                    A child's car seat

 

Cars are very popular but they have disadvantages as well as advantages.

 

Good points

Bad points

Cars allow people to go where they want to.

Pollution from cars is bad for the environment.

Cars are good for people who can't walk very well.

Cars can cause accidents and hurt people.

Cars keep people warm and dry when they are travelling.

If people use cars instead of walking they can become unfit and overweight.

 

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Column A

Column B

When was the first petrol-powered car invented?
1983
When did people start having to wear safety belts ...
1991
When did people have to start wearing safety belts...
1886

When we write there are things that need to be done before and afterwards, as well as when we are actually writing. Look at the list below and decide when each thing needs to be done. They have been jumbled up to make it more challenging!

 before writingduring writingafter writing
write in sentences with capital letters and full stops
plan what to write
check that writing makes sense
write down ideas and key words
check writing for spelling and punctuation mistakes

As well as checking for things like spellings, full stops and capital letters, it is important to check that what we have written makes sense.

 

Harry has written an adventure story about himself. Read part of it and decide whether it all makes sense or not.

 

I crept into the cave with my torch. It was cold and dark and I could hear water dripping down the walls. Suddenly Harry heard a noise behind him. I turned round and screamed! Harry tried to run back out of the cave but he dropped the torch and fell over...

The story doesn't make sense at all.

Most of the story makes sense but there are some mistakes.

The story makes sense completely.

It is also important to check that we stick to the same tense when we are writing. Some stories are written as if the action is happening now, while others are written as if the action has happened in the past. Look at another section from Harry's story.

 

When Harry finally reached the mouth of the cave he saw that the tide was coming in. If he didn't get out soon he would be trapped! He took off his socks and shoes, rolled up his trousers and stepped carefully out into the water. The water was already above his ankles and he had a long way to go...

 

Has Harry kept to the same tense throughout his story?

Harry has written the whole story as if the action is happening now.

Harry has written the whole story as if the action has happened in the past.

Harry has muddled up the past and the present in his story.

  • Question 1

When we read longer words we need to make sure that we read the whole word carefully, rather than just reading the beginning and guessing the rest of the word.

 

Read the words in the list and choose the correct one to complete the sentence.

 

If you are __________ it means that you arrive somewhere at the right time.

CORRECT ANSWER
punctual
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word is 'punctual'. A puncture is a hole in a tyre, and to punctuate means to add things like full stops and commas to a sentence.
  • Question 2

Sometimes the same group of letters can make different sounds, which can make reading very challenging. Look at the list of words below. They all contain the letters ough, but the letters make a different sound in each word.

 

cough

enough

ought

through

though

 

Which of the words in the list rhymes with slow?

CORRECT ANSWER
though
EDDIE SAYS
It is very easy to muddle up 'through' and 'though', as there is only one letter that is different (the r in 'through'). It is very important to read carefully and check that the word we think we have read makes sense in the sentence.
  • Question 3

When we read it usually helps to sound words out, but some words don't follow the rules and we just have to learn them.

The words in the list below can't be sounded out in the usual way. Read them carefully and then choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

people

beautiful

improve

whole

break

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Jake ate a __________ bar of choc...
whole
A lot of __________ are intereste...
people
What a __________ picture that is...
beautiful
Mind you don't __________ that gl...
break
Adil is working very hard to ____...
improve
EDDIE SAYS
These are all words that you have to learn to read and spell, as they don't follow the usual rules.
  • Question 4

The next three questions are about the fable of the lion and the mouse. A fable is a short story that has a moral, or a lesson to be learnt. The characters in fables are usually talking animals.

 

Read the story carefully and make sure you understand it before you answer the questions.

 

***************

The lion and the mouse

 

 

A mighty lion was asleep one day with his huge head resting on his paws. Suddenly he was awoken by a little mouse who had accidentally run across his tail.

The lion reached out with his paw and caught the mouse.

"Oh!" squeaked the mouse. "I'm terribly sorry! Please let me go! If you spare my life now I promise I will repay you one day!"

The lion simply laughed at the mouse.

"What would you ever be able to do for me?" he mocked. But he wasn't very hungry that day, so he decided to let the mouse go after all. The mouse scurried away gratefully and the lion forgot all about the incident.

One day, some months later, the lion became trapped in a hunter's net and couldn't free himself. He roared and struggled, but to no avail. The little mouse heard him roaring and came to see what was going on. Immediately he started to nibble away at the net and eventually made a hole big enough for the lion to escape through.

"You see!" said the mouse triumphantly. "I said I would repay you one day!"

 

***************

 

 

Now you have read the story, what do you think is its moral, or lesson? There are two possible answers, so tick two boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
One kindness deserves another.
Even strong people sometimes need help from weak people.
EDDIE SAYS
The story tells us that even a large animal like a lion might need help from a small animal sometimes, and it is the same for strong people. It also tells us that if someone helps us it is good to help them in return.
  • Question 5

The story of the lion and the mouse has some old-fashioned words in it that you may not have come across before, but you can work out what they mean by thinking about the rest of the sentence and how it fits into the story. Look at the following passage again.

 

***************

One day, some months later, the lion became trapped in a hunter's net and couldn't free himself. He roared and struggled, but to no avail. The little mouse heard him roaring and came to see what was going on. Immediately he started to nibble away at the net and eventually made a hole big enough for the lion to escape through.

 

***************

 

 

What do you think 'to no avail' means?

CORRECT ANSWER
it was no use
EDDIE SAYS
If something is to no avail it means that it doesn't work or is no use. We know that the mouse heard him, and there is nothing else in the story to suggest that the lion hurt himself.
  • Question 6

Class 2 have been discussing the story of the lion and the mouse. Their teacher has asked them whether they think the mouse was brave or foolish to try to free the lion from net.

 

 

Jayden said the mouse was foolish because the lion could have eaten him.

Josh said that the mouse was brave because he knew that he owed the lion a favour but there was a risk that the lion would eat him.

 

Who is right?

CORRECT ANSWER
They could both be right.
EDDIE SAYS
They are the boys' opinions so there is no right or wrong answer. The important thing is that they both gave a reason for their opinion. When we give our opinions about what we read, it is important that we back them up with evidence from the text.
  • Question 7

Non-fiction books have particular features that make them different from fiction books. Read the following page from a book about cars. Which of the features in the list does it have? Tick four boxes.

 

 

***************

Cars

The first petrol-powered car was invented in 1886 by a German called Karl Benz.

In the early days, travelling by car was dangerous, and there were many accidents.

                     A car from the 1920s

 

Over the years, features have been added to cars, making them stronger and safer. From 1983 people had to wear safety belts in the front seats of cars, and it became compulsory for people in the back seats to wear safety belts in 1991. Babies and small children have to use special seats.

                    A child's car seat

 

Cars are very popular but they have disadvantages as well as advantages.

 

Good points

Bad points

Cars allow people to go where they want to.

Pollution from cars is bad for the environment.

Cars are good for people who can't walk very well.

Cars can cause accidents and hurt people.

Cars keep people warm and dry when they are travelling.

If people use cars instead of walking they can become unfit and overweight.

 

***************

CORRECT ANSWER
title
photograph
caption
table
EDDIE SAYS
The table makes it easier to compare the good and bad points. The captions explain what is in the photographs. There are no bullet points or numbered lists because this is an information book rather than a recipe book or a book of instructions.
  • Question 8

When we read information books we often come across words we don't know, just like when we read stories. To work out the meaning of the new word, think about the whole sentence and see what makes sense.

 

Look again at the following paragraph from the book about cars.

 

***************

Over the years, features have been added to cars, making them stronger and safer. From 1983 people had to wear safety belts in the front seats of cars, and it became compulsory for people in the back seats to wear safety belts in 1991. Babies and small children have to use special seats.

 

***************

 

 

What do you think the word compulsory means?

CORRECT ANSWER
something that you have to do
EDDIE SAYS
If something is compulsory it means that you have to do it by law. We can work this out from reading the first part of the sentence.
  • Question 9

Look at the text again and match up the questions with the correct answers. As the answers are all dates, look for numbers in the text.

 

 

***************

Cars

The first petrol-powered car was invented in 1886 by a German called Karl Benz.

In the early days, travelling by car was dangerous, and there were many accidents.

                     A car from the 1920s

 

Over the years, features have been added to cars, making them stronger and safer. From 1983 people had to wear safety belts in the front seats of cars, and it became compulsory for people in the back seats to wear safety belts in 1991. Babies and small children have to use special seats.

                    A child's car seat

 

Cars are very popular but they have disadvantages as well as advantages.

 

Good points

Bad points

Cars allow people to go where they want to.

Pollution from cars is bad for the environment.

Cars are good for people who can't walk very well.

Cars can cause accidents and hurt people.

Cars keep people warm and dry when they are travelling.

If people use cars instead of walking they can become unfit and overweight.

 

***************

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

When was the first petrol-powered...
1886
When did people start having to w...
1983
When did people have to start wea...
1991
EDDIE SAYS
When you are answering questions, try to concentrate on what you are looking for, rather than reading the whole text.
  • Question 10

When we write there are things that need to be done before and afterwards, as well as when we are actually writing. Look at the list below and decide when each thing needs to be done. They have been jumbled up to make it more challenging!

CORRECT ANSWER
 before writingduring writingafter writing
write in sentences with capital letters and full stops
plan what to write
check that writing makes sense
write down ideas and key words
check writing for spelling and punctuation mistakes
EDDIE SAYS
It is important to have a good idea of what we want to say before we start writing, and it is also important to check what we have written afterwards.
  • Question 11

As well as checking for things like spellings, full stops and capital letters, it is important to check that what we have written makes sense.

 

Harry has written an adventure story about himself. Read part of it and decide whether it all makes sense or not.

 

I crept into the cave with my torch. It was cold and dark and I could hear water dripping down the walls. Suddenly Harry heard a noise behind him. I turned round and screamed! Harry tried to run back out of the cave but he dropped the torch and fell over...

CORRECT ANSWER
Most of the story makes sense but there are some mistakes.
EDDIE SAYS
Harry has written about himself as 'I' for some of the time, but he has used 'Harry' at other times. He needs to stick to one or the other.
  • Question 12

It is also important to check that we stick to the same tense when we are writing. Some stories are written as if the action is happening now, while others are written as if the action has happened in the past. Look at another section from Harry's story.

 

When Harry finally reached the mouth of the cave he saw that the tide was coming in. If he didn't get out soon he would be trapped! He took off his socks and shoes, rolled up his trousers and stepped carefully out into the water. The water was already above his ankles and he had a long way to go...

 

Has Harry kept to the same tense throughout his story?

CORRECT ANSWER
Harry has written the whole story as if the action has happened in the past.
EDDIE SAYS
Harry has written the whole story in the past tense. He has been consistent and has not mixed up his tenses.
---- OR ----

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